Circle of Africa
9 NIGHTS GUIDE PRICE £7,300

Circle of Africa is packed with adventure, wildlife and a true Africa experience. This itinerary gives you a good dose of wildlife whilst on safari in a private reserve near Kruger as well as a contrasting safari experience whilst in the Okavango Delta. Sandwiched between the two – Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi!

Overview

Guide Price & Inclusions

3 nights Big 5 Safari in a private reserve near Kruger, 3 nights Victoria Falls (Zambia) and 3 nights Okavango Delta Safari £7,300 per adult and £5,500 per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers and accommodation on an All Inclusive basis.

Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection

Suggested Extensions

Why not add a few nights in Cape Town at the start to see the Table Mountain, Robben Island and the penguins. There are direct flights from Cape Town to Kruger Airport and if you are craving more safari you could consider adding an additional stop in Botswana such as Chobe, Savute or Moremi Game Reserves.

Best Time to Travel

Kruger is a year round destinations, however the winter months (May – September) are best as not as hot, the bush is thinner and it is easier to see the wildlife. However November is a beautiful month where the bush is green and comes alive as for many animals it is the birthing month.

The best time to visit Zambia is during the dry season between June and November. Thebest time to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls is from February to May.

Botswana has 3 main seasons – Green Season from November – April, Shoulder Season from May – July and Peak Season August – October. The best time to visit Botswana is during the dry season between May and October.

 

Tips for Families

This itinerary is better suited for those 12 years and upwards as all regions are malarial. Some lodges in Botswana will request you to pay for a private vehicle if you have children under a certain age. Game walks also have an age limit usually of 16 years. Most lodges have a minimum age of 6 years in Kruger and Botswana.

Highlights

  • Up close and personal Big 5 safari near Kruger with an excellent chance of seeing the shy leopard.
  • Adventure and plenty of activities to choose from whilst at Victoria Falls
  • Contrasting water safari, whilst paddling the channels of the Okavango Delta

Itinerary

Day 1 | Fly Overnight to Johannesburg Airport connecting onto Kruger Airport

Depart Heathrow Airport for an overnight flights of approx 10.5 hours to Johannesburg.

Day 2 | Connect with your flight to Kruger Airport. Road transfer to your lodge.

Morning arrival into Johannesburg Airport, where you will clear customs and check in for your midday flight to Kruger Airport.

On arrival into Kruger – road transfer approx 2-3 hours to your chosen lodge.

 

Day 3-4 | Enjoy spotting the Big 5 and other wildlife

Spend the next 2 days enjoying morning and afternoon game drives, as you transverse around the reserve spotting the Big 5 and animals such as kudu, zebra, warthog and giraffe.

Day 5 | Transfer back to Kruger Airport for your flight to Livingstone Airport

Early start today –  where you will be collected from you lodge and transferred by road back to Kruger Airport in time for your midday flight to Livingstone Airport. On arrival into Livingstone, clear customs.

You will be met in the arrivals hall and transferred by road to your Livingstone Hotel / Lodge.

Please note you may have to miss your last morning game drive at your Kruger Lodge due to flight and transfer times.

Day 6-7 | Take part in all the adventure Victoria Falls has to offer

Spend the next 2 days enjoying the various activities in and around Victoria Falls / Livingstone. Boat cruises, bird watching, fishing or a cultural visit to a local school. The is the option to also cross into Zimbabwe and view the falls from this side.

 

Day 8 | Light Aircraft flight from Chobe to the Okavango Delta

After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge and transferred across the Botswana Border and to Kasane Airport. Clear customs into Botswana. (approx 3 hours door to door pending the border.)

From here you board your light aircraft flight to the Okavango Delta. On arrival you will be met by a safari vehicle and transferred to your lodge.

 

Day 9-10 | Explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta

Spend the next 2 day exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by Mokoro or Motor Boat. Being on the water allows you to see smaller species such as the painted reed frog, or the African Jacana. Larger animals can be seen on a day trip to Chiefs Island, where a game walk gives you a different perspective and allows you to focus on tracks as well as birding.

Day 11 | Light Aircraft to Maun Airport to connect home to the UK

After breakfast – transfer by safari vehicle to the air strip for your light aircraft flight to Maun Airport.

On arrival into Maun, you will connect with your flight back to Johannesburg Airport in time to connect with your onward international flight home to the UK.

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